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Metrodome won’t go out with a bang…

Home of Minnesota Vikings to be dismantled.

Turns out, there’ll be no big bang.

Instead, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will be torn down piece by piece once the Minnesota Vikings finish out their final NFL season in the downtown Minneapolis venue.

Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which is overseeing the construction of the team’s new stadium on the Metrodome site, said Tuesday that demolition work could begin as early as February, assuming the Vikings qualify for post-season play and host a playoff game in January.

She said demolition crews will spend about six weeks removing pieces of the stadium that can be salvaged or recycled and deflating and removing its roof. After that, crews would begin tearing down the stadium walls and foundation.

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